A spate of not-great news for Hyundai Veloster owners today, as the plucky hatchback is the subject of not one, but two recall notices from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The first recall is about an issue with the 2012 Veloster's sunroof assembly that we first reported on last October. A NHTSA probe into shattering panoramic glass has resulted in a recall affecting some 13,500 units that may have glass panels that were weakened during installation at the factory. Said glass may break while the vehicle is in motion.

The second recall specifies a problem with the parking brake in 4,490 manual-transmission cars, also from the 2012 model year. The parking brakes in these cars may pick up moisture and road grime, which could, in turn, cause the brake components to bind and not fully engage.

In both cases, Hyundai will notify owners of recalled vehicles and inspect and replace defective parts free of charge. Both recalls will begin during January 2013. Scroll below for both official recall notices from NHTSA.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HYUNDAI / VELOSTER 2012

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc Report Receipt Date: DEC 07, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V568000 NHTSA Action Number: PE12027

Component: VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,500

Summary:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from November 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012 and equipped with panoramic sunroofs. The panoramic sunroof assembly may been weakened during installation at the factory.

Consequence:
If the assembly was weakend at the factory, the panoramic glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion leading to personal injury or a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inpect the sunroof's integrity and replace the sunroof glass assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 108. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HYUNDAI / VELOSTER 2012

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc Report Receipt Date: DEC 07, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V567000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,490

Summary:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2011, through February 27, 2012 and equipped with manual transmissions. Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind.

Consequence:
If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly, and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear brake caliper assemblies free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 107. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      luigi.tony
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish they would issue a recall for the looks.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      All Kia's and Hyundai's are imported Korean trash ,and anyone that buys one is a sucka!!!!
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      sunroofs are stupid , ask anyone who owns one
        m_2012
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        Agreed, I have about 15 cars and the majority of them had sunroofs. They ALL either leaked, rattled, stopped working, or needed adjustment at one point or another. Not ONE car made it through the warranty period with needing service to the sunroof, two of them being replaced. I now have 2 sunroof free cars and love it. No squeaks, rattles, or other ailments.
          piggybox
          • 2 Years Ago
          @m_2012
          May I ask the brands of those cars with poor sunroofs?
        merlot066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        Do you have something stupid to say about manual transmissions as well?
        rmkensington
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        I never had an issue on any of the 3-4 cars I owned with sunroofs. They usually arent a problem until they get really old, or if you park it under a tree its entire life and dont clean out the water drains. I think convertibles have way more problems than sunroofs.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
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        whatamooseiam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        Lol, I'm actually in the minority. My past two daily drivers both had sunroofs and I could count the number of times I've actually used them on my fingers. Unfortunately, a lot of them are forced on you as part of an options package that comes with the other stuff you wanted.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      13,500 people bought one of these garbage cans?
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FIDTRO
        I've seen garbage cans with more styling than this.
      D E S I G N
      • 2 Years Ago
      this car should be recalled for it's existence!
        m_2012
        • 2 Years Ago
        @D E S I G N
        Hows your car company doing? Oh, wait..
          tinted up
          • 2 Years Ago
          @m_2012
          Dude can't start a company because he isn't an industrial powerhouse like Hyundai is. Don't think of a second that Hyundai is some grass roots auto company that originally sought to make cars for people, they saw opportunity in a market they weren't already involved in and dove in for profit. Your argument is irrelavent and could be foolishly applied to almost anything. For example: "Froot Loops are garbage" "How's your cereal company treating you???" DUMB
          superchan7
          • 2 Years Ago
          @m_2012
          In fact, Hyundai has one of the deepest roots in the S. Korean government, from utter domestic market domination to the infamous Korean cronyism.
      Daniel Jap
      • 2 Years Ago
      that's the catch for buying hyundai/kia
      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      you get what you pay for...a POS
      Diz
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about adding - "Because it's ugly" to the recall reasoning?
        whatamooseiam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Diz
        Wow...how original. I bet no's ever heard that said about a polarizing car design here on Autoblog in the last, I don't know, 5 years...
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least it wasn't a "park your car and stop driving it" recall. *ahem*
        luigi.tony
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        I wouldn't mention STOPPING in a Hyundai Velosturd recall where the brakes FAIL to work.
      Master Austin
      • 2 Years Ago
      The sunroof is just trying to commit suicide to be ride of the ugly vehicle it's on...
        scion_tc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Master Austin
        And the rear brakes are refusing to work as it's trying to commit suicide by driving over a cliff.
      • 2 Years Ago
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